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Starlyte

Behold the pentaquark

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Physicists have discovered a new class of subatomic particle that will provide unexpected insights into the fundamental building blocks of matter.

The discovery involves quarks - particles that make up the protons and neutrons usually found in the nuclei of atoms.

The new particle is the so-called pentaquark - five quarks in formation. Until now, physicists had only seen quarks packed into two- or three-quark combinations.

They say the discovery of this new particle should have far-reaching consequences for our understanding of how the Universe is put together.

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Good article, Starlyte!

The full article says: "The report says that pentaquarks were created by blasting carbon atoms with X-rays..."

I just wonder if these pentaquarks are stable or they are something like the transuranium elements - created from human experiments and non existing in Nature....

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cool stuff! i often wish i was born like 1000 years from now, maybe by then we would understand our universe a lot better by then!?!

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Excellent article starlyte original.gif

pentaquark's are cool cool.gif

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I thought this article might peak your interest Homer. grin2.gif I'm glad all of you found it as fascinating as I did!

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